Bacterial Transduction: Definition, Process & Advantages


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If it were not for transduction and other methods of creating genetic diversity, all bacteria would be _____.

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1. Which statement is TRUE about transduction?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of horizontal gene transfer?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need to know what bacterial transduction is, as well as the different ways bacteria adapt within an organism. The questions also cover facts about viruses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your knowledge of the following with the quiz/worksheet combo:

  • Viruses that infect bacteria
  • Transduction
  • Horizontal gene transfer
  • Specialized transduction
  • What's exemplified by DNA attaching to a cell wall and being taken into the cell

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related bacterial transduction lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding gene transfer and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as transduction and transformation
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding viruses and bacteria

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the associated lesson, Bacterial Transduction: Definition, Process & Advantages, for further details. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the difference between horizontal and vertical gene transfer
  • Comprehend transformation, conjugation and transduction
  • Distinguish the difference between generalized and specialized transduction
  • Review the history of transduction